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South facing slopes?

What is the importance of south facing slopes when it comes to elk an mule deer? The more I read, and watch shows on hunting them, it seems like everyone is talking about south facing slopes. Just wondering!

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Location: Neveda
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South facing slopes?

In hunting season the days are colder, southern facing slopes are the first area to get the sun. Giving the animal a chance to warm up and eat. Southern facing slopes get the most sun, keeping the snow melted and are generally more open.
North facing slopes receive the least amount of sun and keep the snow longer, they tend to have the densest cover.
Best of Luck
M. Bird

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South facing slopes?

Thanks Bird, I figured as much, but never really heard anyone say it plainly.

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South facing slopes?

If, you hunt Archery in the Summer look at the North Facing slopes.

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Location: SW Mtns. NM
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South facing slopes?

Ditto what GUTPYLS says, after feeding during nite and early morn they head into thick stuff on North and East slopes to hide from us and heat. Conversly when its been cold or bad weather they'll head straight to South and West slopes to warm and feed

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South facing slopes?

Thanks both gulptlz and john I figured it so much from reading and other but until you get to hunt slopes and ridges you really dont know.

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